Be Wise!

Jesus is amazingly wise and continually generous in sharing His wisdom with us! He describes His unlimited wisdom by declaring, “I am greater than Solomon” (Matthew 12:42)

Think about it! Solomon’s wisdom was remarkable. God gave him “a wise and discerning heart” (1 Kings 3:12). More than retaining information, Solomon creatively knew what to do and how to respond in any given moment. God said of Solomon that there has never “been anyone like you, nor will there ever be” (1 Kings 3:12). Yet Jesus has much greater wisdom than the wisest man in all of history! He is truly marvelous—One worthy of marveling at. In our culture of advice, critiques and opinions, His wisdom far outshines them all.

Better yet, not only does Jesus have all wisdom, He offers it to us. James, Jesus’ half-brother, said, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all” (James 1:5)

His wisdom is timely. Jesus advised us not to worry when we find ourselves in a tight spot, called to task for the One we trust and follow. He encourages us not to worry, “For I will give you the words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict” (Luke 21:15).

God has secrets He wants to reveal to us now.  They’re not things He’s hiding from us, but revelation He’s been holding for us—appointed moments that unfold in the right season, at times filled with opportunity. Disappointment says, “You believed this before, and look where it got you. Remember the clueless moments, when you had no idea what to do?  The times you gave the wrong answers and made foolish choices?  Why should tomorrow be any different?  Nothing is going to change.”  But the One greater than says, “These are new days.  Redemptive days.  I can take even your worst moments and work them into the fabric of your life, expanding your perspectives and deepening your wisdom.  Your past no longer has the power to rule your today!” 

Dave Hess

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